TOP PHOTO: The fatal accident happened on Feb. 4, 2021, on the four lane near Krome.
JACKSBORO, TN. (WLAF)- Yesterday, Robert Byrd was slated to learn his fate for causing a fatal traffic accident in Feb. 2021.
But collecting two arrests since he pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide delayed his sentencing until October.
In Feb. 2021, Byrd was Facetiming his girlfriend when he crossed multiple lanes of traffic in LaFollette and struck the Ford driven by Adam Chapman, according to court records. Byrd was lying across the front seat of his truck, phone in hand, when emergency personnel arrived, the report said.
Chapman died later that morning from injuries sustained in the crash.
In May, Byrd pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and his sentencing was scheduled for Aug. 9.
On July 25, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department arrested Byrd charging him with the manufacture, delivery, sell or possession of Methamphetamine, according to the arrest report. Authorities allegedly found a small plastic bag with a “crystal like residue” and a similar bag with what appeared to be Methamphetamine weighing just over a gram in Byrd’s pockets.
On Monday, Byrd was arrested on an outstanding domestic assault charge in Campbell County.
His new court date is Oct. 3. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/10/2022-6AM)
One Reply to “Sentencing delayed in Byrd’s homicide case”
If he had been sentenced when he was supposed to be, he would have been in jail and not committing other crimes. Adam Chapman is missed by his wife and 4 little kids and mom and dad and grandparents, not to mention friends and church family. They need some sort of closure and shouldn’t have to wait forever.
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